The Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association that is governed by a board of directors. 

Join the Board of Directors
Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) invites interested members to provide leadership as members of the KRPA Board of Directors. If you would have interest in being a member of the board of directors or in nominating someone for a board position, please contact the past president who serves as the nominating committee chair. A ballot of officer candidates is prepared by the end of August and distributed to the membership for the voting process.

The KRPA Board of directors is the governing body of the association and has the authority and is responsible for the supervision, control, and direction of the association.  
KRPA Board of Directors Policy Manual
KRPA Bylaws

Board of Directors Meeting Schedule
January, March, May, July, August, October

Terms of Office
The terms of office for the offices of President, President-Elect, Past-President are one year. The Secretary-Treasurer, Branch Chairs and Regional Representatives serve two-year terms. The President of KRPA appoints all committee chairs.

Each KRPA branch also is governed by a board. Branch chair-elect positions are selected during the election process by a vote of professional members who designate themselves in that branch category through association membership.

Board of Directors Voting Members (21)

Officers/Executive Committee/Scholarship Committee (Term)

1.         President (1) -  Kelby Hellwig (Johnson County Park and Recreation District)
2.     Past President (1) - Brian Bascue (Newton Recreation Commission)
3.         President Elect (1) - Chris Claxton (Leawood)
4.         Secretary/Treasurer (2) - Logan Wagler (Lenexa Parks and Recreation)
5.         Administration Branch Chair (2) - Neil Holman (Shawnee)
6.         Aquatics Branch Chair (2) - Kelly Cook (Manhattan)
7.         Marketing/Customer Service Branch Chair (2) - Nichole Asquith (Olathe Parks and Recreation)
8.         Therapeutic Recreation/Aging Branch Chair (2) - Rhonda Pollard (Johnson County Park and Recreation District)
9.         Park and Natural Resources Branch Chair (2) - Nathan Alt (Johnson County Park and Recreation District)
10.       Park Law Enforcement Branch Chair (2) - Kim Jones (KDWPT, Cross Timbers State Park)
11.       Recreation Branch Chair (2) - Andrea Kelly (Chanute Recreation Commission)
12.       Sports Branch Chair (2) - Ricci Tucker (Winfield)

Other Voting Members (Term)

Regional Representatives

13.        Member-at-Large - West (2) - Daniel Pyle (Ellis Recreation Commission)
14.        Member-at-Large - Central (2) - Candi Fox (Winfield)
15.        Member-at-Large - East (2) - Olivia Mayer (Shawnee County)

Standing Committee Chairs (Appointed Annually by President)

16.        Citizen Board - Kim Galbraith
17.        Colleges and Universities - Janice Jewett (Pittsburg State University)
18.        Professional Development - Steve Herrig (Blue Valley Recreation Commission)
19.   Public Policy - Tim Finlay (Hutchinson)
Conference Planning- Chris Claxton (Leawood)

Non-Voting Members (Ex-Officio) 

20.         Parliamentarian - Steve Friend (Baldwin City Recreation Commission) 
21.         Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Representative - Linda Lanterman (KDWPT)
22.         KRPA Executive Director - Erika Devore


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